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Dub Project II

by Twilight Circus

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On The Edge 02:10
Dervish 03:55
Watcha 02:04
Amagideon 03:56
Champion 04:13
The End 04:06
Nirvana 03:36


It took several years for Legendary Pink Dots bassist and one-man-band dubmeister Ryan Moore to release a follow-up to his weird and wonderful Dub Project album of 2004, but the second installment is well worth the wait. Again featuring contributions from the great drummer Style Scott, this one also finds Moore working with the even more legendary Sly Dunbar on a few more rockers-oriented tracks. There are shreds of vocal performances by the likes of Big Youth, Michael Rose, and Jah Stitch, but the rhythms are king here and the rhythms are -- there's no other word for it -- monstrous. "Guns in the Street" features a two-ton bassline whose corrosive blackness is enough to rearrange your DNA; the same is true of "Dervish," the bassline to which is hard to even define -- it's a massive bass tone that slowly judders down in pitch while snatches of dubwise vocal fly away in terror. "Prehistoric Dub" is lighter, but only relatively so; "Greatest Genius" starts out with a calypso-flavored beat before suddenly lapsing into a sort of postmodern ska. "The End" juxtaposes Gregorian chant, sci-fi guitar warbles, sardonic handclaps, and an off-kilter drum part to create a more minimalist and almost (but not quite) contemplative mood. This is the kind of album Bill Laswell used to be able to create -- thank heaven there's still Ryan Moore to keep the weird avant-dub flag flying. by Rick Anderson / All Music


released July 12, 2007

Produced and Mixed by Ryan Moore

Musicians: Sly Dunbar (trk 3,6,10,11), Style Scott (trk 5,8,9) , Ryan Moore (all instruments)

Additional vocals: Blitz, Trinity, Kata Warrior

321 Cell Block - Kingston, Jamaica
Steven Stanley Recording - Kingston, Jamaica
7th High Recording Studio - Kingston, Jamaica
Eccentric Directions - London, England
MIller Block - Vancouver, Canada
Studio Twilight - NL

Mixed at Studio Twilight by Ryan Moore

Design: Ania Rachmat

A Twilight Circus Production


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Twilight Circus UK

'Wrestles with history's titans & leaves the ring commanding 'nuff respect' - SPIN Mag / Jeff Chang

'Among the best of any current reggae producers in the World' - Tape Op Mag / Larry Crane

".. the heaviest original dub sounds on the planet!.. Twilight Circus is the top sound. ." - XLR8R / Frosty

"Ryan Moore is one of the few keeping the sound of modern dub alive.." - Mean Street / B. Phillips
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